2 May 2015 | mike-simpkins
Pleasant -- Suitable for the Family
A twenty-something, sweet, single woman is shot in a convenience store robbery and goes into a coma, where she struggles with death on numerous occasions. Miraculously, she wakes up and spends the rest of the movie coming to terms with her injury and with the second life she has been given.
This is a "nice" movie: it is pleasant, nicely shot and well executed for an independent film. At times, the acting is superb. At times, it is borders on amateurish (hey, everyone needs to get a start somewhere). The lead performers do a fine job.
I could write on and on about potential religious messages or themes one could make out of the movie -- but that would not be fair to the writer or the director. The movie purposely avoids making any claims on behalf of any religion. Instead, the viewers are left to form their own meanings following the conclusion of the movie.
The plot of the film is relatively simple. It could stand as a moving story of faith in miracles, suitable for the entire family. There is no swearing or inappropriate content in the film, save for a small scene in which a character is being resuscitated and during resuscitation, her breasts are visible (A+ for being realistic, however it was unnecessary given the G nature of the rest of the film).
For a low-budget independent film, this film is well-shot (and at times beautifully shot), well- directed and well-acted. The soundtrack has a few beautiful pieces, with the rest complementing the film well. The director and cast tell the story without any necessary violence or gratuitous sexuality.